Highway 20 Collision: Driver Charged With Driving Causing Death
The accident occurred on Highway 20 in Sainte-Hélène-de-Bagot, between Drummondville and Saint-Hyacinthe.
The driver who killed an 18-year-old young man and injured four others on Saturday evening on Highway 20 in Sainte-Hélène-de-Bagot, Montérégie, faces six counts, according to the criminal and penal prosecution documents.
Mathieu Veillette, 24, was charged with impaired driving causing death in a collision that occurred Saturday evening on Highway 20 in Sainte-Hélène-de-Bagot, in Montérégie. When the accused appeared on Sunday, justice opposed his release.
The driver is also accused of having caused bodily harm to two adults and two minors whose anonymity is protected by law.
The Sûreté du Québec was called to intervene at 11:30 p.m. due to a violent collision that occurred between kilometers 152 and 153.
A white pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction on the westbound highway collided with another car carrying five people.
The driver and three passengers of the crashed car were transported to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The fourth passenger, a young man 18, was ejected from the vehicle and sustained serious injuries. He was pronounced dead in hospital.
The driver of the van, a 24-year-old man from Ontario, was not injured. He was arrested for impaired driving.
The driver of the van was traveling in the opposite direction on Highway 20.
Highway 20 was closed to traffic for several hours near Sainte-Hélène-de-Bagot , but it is now reopened.
The collision scene reconstructionists of the Sûreté du Québec went to the scene to investigate this accident.